Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are life-saving devices that send an electrical shock to a person’s heart that is suffering Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) to re-establish an effective heart rhythm.  But what if, during Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the AED does not work?

Various factors can render this life-saving device useless resulting in loss of life. According to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, hundreds of thousands of people die each year from Sudden Cardiac Arrest,  and they leave behind loved ones who must cope with the unexpected loss. The numbers are staggering, and the seriousness of this issue is more prevalent than ever. ScoutRMS remotely monitors your AEDs to ensure they are always ready in case of an emergency. It is vital that AEDs are already ready to shock and this is why ScoutRMS is so valuable.

Now that you know what ScoutRMS does, let’s take a look at how it works.

ScoutRMS is an IoT technology. The Internet of Things (IoT) can be described as physical objects with sensors, processing ability, software, and other technologies that connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the internet or other communications networks.

The ScoutRMS sensor is placed directly behind the AED. This sensor detects when the AED performs its self-test. An AED self-test will check various functions of the AED and will indicate whether it passed or failed the test at the conclusion. This data is then transmitted via cellular connection so that you are fully aware of the status of your AED. Using cellular technology simplifies the installation  by avoiding WiFi where you need to select a network, enter a password, and consult with your company’s IT and security teams before adding new devices to the company network. ScoutRMS also recognizes if the AED is ever moved from its location so you can ensure it is returned to its proper place.

AEDs should still be regularly inspected in-person, but we all know that too often this task gets put on the bottom of the to-do list. ScoutRMS provides an extra layer of protection by ensuring your AEDs are accurately checked and more often.

ScoutRMS is easy to install and does not require any special expertise. Watch this video for a sneak peek of installation :

This blog summarizes what ScoutRMS does and how it works so that you feel confident in your knowledge of this technology. Whether your interest is in protecting yourself, your organization, your employees, or your family, ScoutRMS gives you the peace of mind you need.

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